Day 25 – December 21
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns! [Isaiah 52:7 NLT]
There is a certain sound that comes from the pitter patter of children’s feet as they run around the house at Christmas time. Sometimes they are chasing the dog or running away from a sibling. Sometimes they are running down the stairs on Christmas morning. No matter what they are doing, that sound always makes a parent’s ears perk up as their mind turns to the question “what ARE they doing?”
In today’s passage, Isaiah reminds us that someone is coming with Good News! And the messenger’s feet are beautiful. What are they doing? They are coming with an incredible story of peace and salvation. I wonder, are our ears tuned-in to the sound of this Good News? Or is it drowned out by the noise of the world around us? Take a moment today and listen for the messenger. Turn your heart to the good news that comes; our God reigns and that fact brings incredible peace and life changing salvation. Stop. Take a breath. Listen. Hear the feet. He brings Good News.
Father, thank You for sending a messenger to me this Christmas. Thank You for the reminder to listen for the feet of the messenger, to build anticipation in my heart. I surrender to the news You share, that You reign and that You bring peace and salvation. Help me to take a moment of peace today and soak that in. Amen.
Written By: Pastor Steve Williams